CGFM Certification Process


Certified Government Financial Manager® (CGFM®) is a professional certification recognizing the unique skills and special knowledge required of today's government financial managers

Certified Government Financial Manager® (CGFM®) is a professional certification recognizing the unique skills and special knowledge required of today's government financial managers. It covers governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, internal controls and budgeting at the federal, state and local levels.

CGFM exemplifies experience and proficiency, distinguishing individuals who have made a significant commitment to their professional development.

YOUR ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER PROVIDES CGFM ASSISTANCE FOR MEMBERS!

Ask about:

 

  • Study guide library for checkout

  • You Pass, We Pay program

  • Structured education courses for exam material

  • Annual CGFM Review course offered in connection with PDT

The benefits of obtaining the CGFM certification include:

    • Increased knowledge of government financial management

    • Greater confidence on the job

    • Better understanding of “big picture” of government

    • A portable and tangible indicator of experience and knowledge

    • Enhanced marketability throughout all levels of government

    • Enhanced credibility, public confidence and employee value

 

The CGFM certification is obtained through the steps below:

 

    • Step 1—Read AGA's Code of Ethics

    • Step 2—Apply for the CGFM program

    • Step 3—Submit required degree documentation* (bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university)

    • Step 4—Receive an eligibility letter

    • Step 5—Submit a work verification form (have at least two years of professional-level experience in government financial management)

    • Step 6—Prepare for the CGFM examinations (three comprehensive examinations)

    • Step 7—Schedule the CGFM examinations

    • Step 8—Take and pass the CGFM examinations

    • Step 9—Receive CGFM award letter

    • Step 10—Receive and display your CGFM certificate

 

Students currently pursuing their bachelor's degree can enroll as a CGFM candidate if they are within one year of graduation. Eligible students have five years from the date they apply to meet the experience requirement and three years to pass the exams.

 

CGFM Certification Process

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